5 Things You Never Knew About Irina Shayk

From past relationships to forgotten careers...

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by Amy Lo |
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The 29-year-old Russian model Irina Shayk has been dating Bradley Cooper since early 2015. The couple moved in together in November that year and had their first child in March 2017, Lea de Seine. But how much do you really know about her? Here’s your five must-know facts about the beauty...


5 Facts About Irina Shayk

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1. She’s a Sports Illustrated veteran

Irina made her debut in American modelling in the coveted annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2007. And she's been featured in the magazine each year ever since, and in 2011, she was the magazine's cover girl, becoming the first Russian model to do so.

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2. She was never going to be a model

She has done everything from studying piano at music school, failing a post-high school study in marketing, and going to beauty school with her sister.

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3. She was in a 5-year relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo

The footballer, who has just been accused of rapeafter an investigation from 2009 re-opened, and her dated from 2010 to 2015.

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4. She was in Kanye West’s music video

Irina's appearance in Kanye's 2010 single, 'Power', didn't involve much dancing, but she did a pretty good job of just sitting there and looking sultry. The wind machine billowing through her hair certainly helped.She also walked in his fashion show in Paris in 2012.

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5. She helped rebuild a ward in a children’s hospital in Russia

Irina has previously spoken out about the ongoing charity work she has in her home country of Russia, with the star working with her sister on the hospital project.

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